The Elysian

1944 Riverside Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90039

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Functions: Live Performances

Styles: Mission Revival

Previous Names: Knightsbridge Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Colony Theatre, New Elysian Theatre, Elysian Theatre, Studio Theater Playhouse

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 323.667.0955

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The Elysian

Opened in 1927 as the Elysian Theatre for silent films, the Elysian stopped projecting films in 1954 and became a live performance venue. It was purchased by Mark and Kathryn Fuller in 1965 for their Studio Theater company. Since then, this small theater has changed names numerous times as a live performance venue and a playhouse in the Elysian Park area of Los Angeles. In 2021, it was taken over by Steven Edelson and renamed back to The Elysian, presenting live comedy and other related performances.

Contributed by William Gabel

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HarryLime on October 23, 2003 at 9:33 pm

The Knightsbridge Theatre’s website is

William on December 9, 2003 at 7:45 pm

When this theatre opened it was known as the Riverside Theatre.

kencmcintyre on June 3, 2007 at 11:30 am

Advertised as the Elysian on 1/22/50.

kencmcintyre on November 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

The Elysian was called the Studio Theater Playhouse in 1966, according to this LA Times item from February of that year:

For those who take stock in popular revivals, there’s “A Thousand Clowns” continuing at the Studio Theater Playhouse, 1944 Riverside Drive. David Ridenour directs this version of Herb Gardner’s comedy lunge at the television industry.

DonSolosan on September 12, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Now a 99 seat Equity Waiver theatre.

dtrigubetz on November 25, 2011 at 12:54 pm

On 11/4 caught a fabulous pocket version of the musical “Sweet Charity”. My ticket was only $7 on Goldstar. It is not unusual for me to pay less to see a great live play than a movie.

dallasmovietheaters on June 2, 2021 at 10:08 pm

The New Elysian Theatre launched on February 19, 1937 with “Come and Get It” and “Wanted: Jane Turner” with the Warner Bros. cartoon, “The CooCoo Nut Grove.”

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